Pittosporum undulatum

Pittosporum undulatum_Zoya Akulova
Photo by Zoya Akulova

Common names: Victorian box

Pittosporum undulatum (Victorian box) is a shrub/tree (family Pittosporaceae) with white flowers and narrow wavy leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area, Channel Islands and coastal ranges of California. It is native to southeastern Australia. It favors forests, woodlands, grasslands, and scrub and chaparral habitat. It spreads via seeds and roots. The sticky seeds are dispersed by birds and mammals.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: None?


Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

There are no Symposium presentations associated with this species yet.

Other Pittosporum undulatum Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.